December 29, 2016 / 2:30 PM / 9 months ago

Russia, Turkey agree ceasefire in Syria won't extend to 'terrorist groups'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan agreed in a telephone conversation that a ceasefire agreement in Syria would not extend to “terrorist groups” including the Islamic State, the Kremlin said on Thursday.

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said earlier on Thursday that any armed groups in Syria which did not observe the truce would be regarded as “terrorists”.

Reporting by Peter Hobson; Editing by Andrey Ostroukh

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